Children of the Spider by Imam Baksh

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...notable for the author’s fresh and clever take on Caribbean and Greek mythologies. With dialogue that deftly stays authentic while bridging the worlds of Guyana’s colonial past and its modern state, this story is magical realism at its best. Guyanese author Baksh weaves a mesmerizing web in his debut.
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Children of the Spider is a fast-paced adventure, that brings an interesting blend of Afro-Caribbean and greek myth in a riveting contemporary novel. The story follows two Amerindian children, Mayali who is actually a girl from another world and the tech-savvy deaf-mute Joseph as they are being chased by the power-hungry Spider gods from the land of Zolpash. The story moves from the lush hinterlands of Guyana through to the bustling, city of Georgetown where the colonial past continues to rub shoulders with the gritty, contemporary world. It is a refreshing take on Caribbean myth and mythology from an interesting new voice. Children of the Spider won first place in the 2015 Burt Award for Caribbean Literature.
 

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Published July 15, 2016 by Blue Moon Publishing. 208 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction
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on May 04 2016

...notable for the author’s fresh and clever take on Caribbean and Greek mythologies. With dialogue that deftly stays authentic while bridging the worlds of Guyana’s colonial past and its modern state, this story is magical realism at its best. Guyanese author Baksh weaves a mesmerizing web in his debut.

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